Books Read in October 2015

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I read some fun books this month, two of which were Amish Christmas novels. Nothing like getting into the Advent/Christmas season a little early!

Amish Christmas Gift

An Amish Christmas Gift: This book is collection of three stories featuring one of my favorite Authors, Amy Clipston. I enjoyed this book a lot and give it four (4) stars in my review.

Amish Christmas at North Star

Amish Christmas at North Star: This is also a compilation of four stories, also featuring another one of my favorite authors, Cindy Woodsmall. I enjoyed this book as well and gave it four (4) stars in my review.

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

Intentional Living: It took me some time to read this book. There is a lot of wisdom to digest and it gave me a lot to think about. I gave it four (4) stars in my review.

Katie's Redemption

Katie’s redemption:  This was a book I found free on Amazon. I started reading it while I was waiting for my son to get out of CCD and then couldn’t put it down! Very good story.

Books I’m Reading in November

I am keeping the reading light this month. I may read more but these are the three that I need to read:

Semi-Serious

Semi-Serious

H3 Leadership

H3 Leadership

Your Daily Brain

Your Daily Brain

That’s it for me. What books have you read in October or reading for November? Please let me know in the comments!

Book Review: An Amish Second Christmas

An Amish Second ChristmasAbout the book:

An Amish Second Christmas is a collection of four very different Amish novellas, each one written by various authors: “When Christmas Comes Again” by Beth Wiseman, “Her Christmas Pen Pal” by Ruth Reid, “A Gift for Anne Marie” by Kathleen Fuller, and “The Christmas Aprons” by Tricia Goyer.

My Comments:

I think I am getting into the Christmas spirit early this year. 🙂 This is my second Christmas-themed book that I’ve read within the past two weeks. And I enjoyed it very much!

Each story in the collection is unique and special in its own right. The characters are believable and relatable. The plots are simple and yet draw you in. And, when you are finished with each story, it leaves you happy and yet wanting more. I didn’t want the stories to end, especially the last one, “The Christmas Aprons.”

Hands down, “The Christmas Aprons” is my favorite of the four novellas. I can totally relate to Esther’s shyness and insecurities but I can also relate to her peace and joy when she remembered the love God has for her. The story touched my heart in a special way, but all of the stories touched me as well.

And, what is always fun, at the end of the book there were recipes for some of the food items mentioned in the stories. I can’t wait to try some of them!

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and heart-warming read this Christmas season, or for a gift for your favorite reader, I absolutely recommend An Amish Second Christmas.

I give the book four (4) stars.

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P.S. On a completely different note, I would be remiss if I didn’t say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my cousin Tommy and my BFF Theresa!